The Walking Dead returns with its mid-season premiere in a couple of weeks and creator Robert Kirkman has revealed potential spoilers for the rest of the season and the future of the show.
First up is the fate of baby Judith:
There was a bloody car seat there. Maybe she’s dead. Maybe she’s not. We’ll have to see. Maybe somebody rescued her, and they had like a nosebleed. They were like, ‘Oh, my god, I’m ruining this car seat. I really need to take this with me, but ok, never mind. I hope Rick doesn’t see this. He’s going to think something terrible happened.’ That’s not what happened. We’ll find out February 9th.
This is all very criptic...
Next up Kirkman spoke about whether the group will ever leave Georgia:
Well, that would be a spoiler. But I will say they clearly leave Georgia at some point in the comic. So anyway, they will possibly, eventually follow that storyline, but I can’t say when. But I would say there’s a good chance that may happen.
In the comics there are a couple of fantastic set pieces that take place in and around Washington DC. It would be beyond awesome to see these included in the show.
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Finally, Kirkman talked about Negan, the big, bad, brutal villain in the comic, and whether we can expect to see him on the show:
It’s a question of when not if. We actually talk about that a bit in the writer’s room as to when it would be appropriate to bring him in and what needs to happen in order to get to that point. Unless the show gets canceled abruptly very soon, you’ll see Negan on the TV show. Like Season 9?
I have to admit that I'm really excited with how TWD is developing. Showrunner, Scott Gimple, has admitted that he wants to use more storylines from the comic, which I think is a really good thing. With the Hunters, Alexandria Safe Zone and then the Saviors, the upcoming seasons are going to be something really special.